Frequently Asked Questions

Our team at Philadelphia Vasectomy is dedicated to providing exceptional care and support to ensure your comfort and satisfaction. Below are commonly asked questions. If you have additional questions, please contact us at 215-563-1199 or fill out our online form.

Will I experience much pain with my vasectomy?2023-08-02T18:26:54+00:00

Most men report mild discomfort during and after the procedure, which can be managed with over-the-counter painkillers. The pain usually goes away within a few days.

Will my insurance cover a vasectomy?2023-08-02T18:27:31+00:00

This depends on your insurance plan and provider. Some plans may cover the full cost of the procedure, while others may require a copay or deductible. You should check with your insurance company before scheduling a vasectomy to find out what your coverage is.

What are signs I should watch for after my surgery?2023-08-02T18:29:06+00:00

You should contact your doctor if you experience any of the following symptoms after your vasectomy: fever, severe pain, swelling, redness, pus, or blood in your urine or semen. These could indicate an infection or other complication that needs medical attention.

When can I go back to work and other activities, like sports?2023-08-02T18:29:33+00:00

You can usually resume your normal activities within a week after your vasectomy, but you should avoid heavy lifting, strenuous exercise, and sexual activity for at least 2 to 3 days. You should also wear supportive underwear or a jockstrap to reduce swelling and discomfort.

Does a vasectomy affect a man’s masculinity?2023-08-02T18:29:58+00:00

No. A vasectomy does not change your hormone levels, sex drive, erections, orgasms, or semen appearance. It only prevents sperm from leaving your body and causing pregnancy. You will still be able to enjoy sex as before, but without the worry of unintended pregnancy.

Is vasectomy linked to cancer?2023-08-02T18:30:19+00:00

No. There is no evidence that vasectomy causes or increases the risk of any type of cancer, including prostate cancer and testicular cancer.

Does having a vasectomy change my risk for sexually transmitted diseases?2023-08-02T18:30:41+00:00

No. A vasectomy does not protect you from sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), such as HIV, chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, herpes, and HPV. You should still use condoms or other barrier methods to prevent STDs if you have sex with multiple partners or are unsure of your partner’s status.

Can vasectomy be reversed?2023-08-02T18:31:04+00:00

Yes, but it is not guaranteed to work. Vasectomy reversal is a more complex and expensive procedure than vasectomy, and it may not restore your fertility. The success rate of reversal depends on several factors, such as how long ago you had your vasectomy, how it was done, and your age and health. Even if the reversal is successful, you may still have difficulty conceiving due to other factors affecting you or your partner’s fertility.

What is Sperm cryopreservation and when should I consider it?2023-08-03T13:04:18+00:00

Sperm cryopreservation, also known as sperm freezing, is a cutting-edge fertility preservation technique that allows men to store their sperm for future use. Learn more about Sperm cryopreservation.

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